October 30, 2023
Kay Family Award Dinner: 6:00 PM ET
ADL In Concert Against Hate: 8:30 PM ET
Ordinary individuals taking extraordinary action to stand up to hate.
This October, ADL In Concert Against Hate invites you to return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for an in-person night of music, community and celebration packed with spectacular, can’t-miss performances from acclaimed stars and featuring the internationally renowned National Symphony Orchestra. Through storytelling and song, we’ll introduce you to real-life heroes and celebrate their extraordinary acts of courage and compassion in the face of bigotry and hate.
About ADL In Concert Against Hate
ADL In Concert Against Hate honors heroes in the fight against intolerance, extremism, and terrorism. The ADL Concert tells the stories of people who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and compassion when confronted by hatred and bigotry. These are individuals who would not stand by while others were the targets of injustice. We also tell the stories of people who were themselves targets of hate, including those who have lost their lives in this struggle.
The first ADL Concert was held in 1995 as a special event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. The concert honored the memory of four individuals who are recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”—non-Jews who rescued Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Response to the concert was so strong that what was intended to be a one-time experience was transformed into an annual tradition, which brings thousands together to be inspired by the stories of heroes and to stand up against all forms of bigotry, injustice and extremism.
Kay Family Award Dinner
The Kay Family Award is bestowed annually upon the heroes honored at the ADL In Concert Against Hate. It recognizes individuals for extraordinary acts of courage and compassion in confronting intolerance and injustice, antisemitism and bigotry, extremism and hatred. To date, 133 people have received the award.
Prior to the ADL In Concert Against Hate, ADL hosts a celebratory dinner for the honorees, their families, and key community partners, supporters, and leaders who stand together against hate.
Registration and ticket pick-up will open at 5:30 PM ET, with the dinner beginning at 6:00 PM ET sharp. Details regarding location and logistics will be emailed to registrants ahead of the event.
Become an ADL In Concert Against Hate Sponsor
On October 30, we invite you to be part of an unforgettable night of music, community and celebration as we join together to fight hate for good and honor those leading the way.
ADL’s In Concert Against Hate is about hope, inspiration, action and the recognition that each of us can be a hero in the fight against hate. We have several sponsorship levels for both individual patrons and corporate sponsors, each offering exciting and unique benefits.
We look forward to partnering with you on this empowering event. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or if you have questions, please contact Lacy Rubloff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that ADL In Concert Against Hate sponsorship confirmations must be received by September 29, 2022 to ensure your sponsorship is recognized in all ways possible. Sponsorships received after September 29 will be recognized as available, given vendor deadlines. Thank you for your understanding.
ADL In Concert Against Hate 2022 Honorees
In 2022, ADL honored real-life heroes and celebrate their extraordinary acts of courage and compassion in the face of bigotry and hate. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2023 honorees.
Imam Abdullah Antepli
Scholar and cross-culture dialogue leader
ADL In Concert Against Hate Performers
ADL In Concert Against Hate features star performers each year who tell the stories of our incredible honorees.
The 2022 ADL Concert featured incredible performances by the following artists. 2023 performers to be announced!
Grammy-nominated singer and American Idol Winner
NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent
Broadway actor in Dear Evan Hansen
The National Symphony Orchestra
Angelia Cho, violin • Peiming Lin, violin • Mahoko Eguchi, viola • Steven Honigberg, cello